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Nokia Amber software update starts today

Nokia Amber software update starts today

Starting today, Nokia is beginning to roll out its own update to Lumia devices working with Windows Phone 8, one that brings about a wide range of improvements to key elements inside the phones lucky enough to get it. With Amber, Nokia devices will be gaining boosts in software that build upon Microsoft's own most recent update to Windows Phone 8, this including improved image processing, the inclusion of Nokia Smart Camera (previously only on the Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020), and Nokia Glance Screen.

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Nokia Lumia Amber leaks for 820, 920: hackers only (for now)

Nokia Lumia Amber leaks for 820, 920: hackers only (for now)

If you're brave enough to head into the little-traveled universe of hacking on Windows Phone devices, you're in luck this week - Amber ROMs have leaked for both the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. These updates include all of the high-powered goodies spoken about earlier this year when the Nokia Lumia 925 was released. This includes, first and foremost, a brand new Smart Camera app.

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Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

If you bought a Nokia Lumia device in the past 6 months and were wondering if there were an easier way to transfer photos to your OS X machine than the already in-play Windows Phone app, lucky you: today there is. What you're looking at here is Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac, an extremely simple affair that's able to import any of the several odd media types a Nokia Lumia device is capable of capturing.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Pro Camera app will get 925, 928 and 920 release

Nokia Lumia 1020 Pro Camera app will get 925, 928 and 920 release

Nokia's new Pro Camera application may debut on the Lumia 1020 announced yesterday, but the software will also be rolled out to the company's existing PureView Windows Phones, albeit after a firmware update to pave the way later this year. Pro Camera marks a considerable step up over the default Windows Phone camera app, overlying concentric controls for exposure, ISO, and more over the preview screen, and giving real-time feedback on what tweaking each of the settings will actually do.

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TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

TYLT VU Wireless Charger Hands-on and Unboxing

The folks at TYLT have revealed that they're not just limiting their prospects to devices like backpacks and pocketable batteries with the TYLT VU Wireless Charger. This device is part of a Kickstarter campaign to create a wireless charger working with the Qi wireless charging standard - in a variety of bright colors, of course. Incorporating some of the most recent Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) approved technology for a free positioning A6 Coil - meaning you can place your smartphone on this dock anywhere and it'll charge like a charm.

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Nokia EOS vs Lumia 920 shows just how small true PureView got

Nokia EOS vs Lumia 920 shows just how small true PureView got

Nokia's EOS PureView camera has cropped up in the wild again, now getting up close comparison-style with the Lumia 920 and showing just how little has changed from the front of the Windows Phone, at least. The new image, shared by perennial EOS tipster ViziLeaks, shows that the two handsets are largely identical, though the protruding camera bulge of the unannounced phone does tip it at an angle.

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Got a Nokia Lumia 920? Give Amber a try before you upgrade to 925

Got a Nokia Lumia 920? Give Amber a try before you upgrade to 925

Nokia Lumia 920 users tempted by the improved lens of the Lumia 925 and the new Windows Phone's broader ISO support should probably hold off before they trade in, with Nokia's photography chief Juha Alakarhu promising an incoming update will significantly narrow the gap between the phones. While all eyes are on the new Lumia 925 today, Nokia has a pleasant surprise for existing 920 owners, with confirmation that the Amber update due this summer will bring many of the improvements to the older device. Meanwhile, Alakarhu also explained why Nokia's burst-photo system is better than, say, HTC's Zoe approach, and why the Finnish firm would be happy to work on making it better.

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Verizon’s Lumia lifeboat could buoy Nokia

Verizon’s Lumia lifeboat could buoy Nokia

The mobile device and data carrier Verizon is often considered the one to beat in the United States, making this week's report of a possible exclusive release with Nokia a ray of positive light for the smartphone manufacturer. Sources have mentioned the possibility of a device coming to Verizon in the very near future by the name Nokia Lumia 928, one we've heard rumors of before. This device would take the successes of the Nokia Lumia 920 and bring a Verizon-tuned setup to the market with 4G LTE, aiming for a win with Windows Phone 8 while the majority of the devices carried by this top US mobile provider run iOS or Android.

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